Training and Education

Training FAQs

Students

Mandatory Virtual Training

All undergraduate and graduate students—regardless of whether they will be on campus in the fall—are required to complete virtual public health training before they may begin classes as part of orientation and re-orientation. This training contains important information on RI public health guidance and RISD-specific policies that will help students succeed whether they are returning to campus this fall or continuing their RISD career remotely.

Deadline: September 10, 2020

NOTE: Student training is embedded in the Comevo orientation and re-orientation software. Students should check their risd.edu email address for their unique link to access the training or write to csi@risd.edu with concerns/questions.

Learning Objectives

  • Navigate campus and conduct in-person interactions safely
  • Identify campus resources for additional information
  • Acknowledge and comply with the expectations, policies and procedures relevant to living and studying at RISD during COVID-19

Navigating the Training
This training uses the Comevo orientation software. It is divided into four modules, which must be completed in order. You must submit a form at the end of the training that you completed all modules for it to be tracked in the system.

Module 1 | General Health Guidelines
Module 2 | Living and Studying on Campus
Module 3 | Screening, Testing and Care
Module 4 | Community Compliance and Accountability

Student Leaders and Programming

All formal student leaders (Resident Advisors, Advocates for Inclusion in Residence, Cultural Programmers, Orientation Leaders) will be trained on public health practices, conduct policies and social normings. A new Health Advocate leadership role will be developed to focus broadly on wellness at RISD (healthy social relationships, suicide prevention, mental health, physical fitness) and function as “social influencers” regarding public health expectations.

Employees

Mandatory Virtual Training

All employees—regardless of whether they will be on campus in the fall—are required to complete virtual public health training. Faculty and staff will take the training through RISD’s new learning management system, Canvas.

Deadlines for Completion
Staff should complete the training by August 29, the day that students begin arriving on campus.
Faculty should complete the training by September 10, the first day of classes. 

Repercussions for Not Completing the Training
If a RISD employee does not complete the training, their ID card will be deactivated and they will not be permitted in any RISD buildings or exterior spaces until they do so.

Learning Objectives

  • Navigate campus and conduct in-person interactions safely
  • Identify campus resources for additional information
  • Acknowledge and comply with the expectations, policies and procedures relevant to working at RISD during COVID-19

Navigating the Training
This training uses the new Canvas Learning Management System. It is divided into four modules, which must be completed in order. You must submit a form at the end of the training that you completed all modules for it to be tracked in the system. All employees that are able to access Canvas should complete the training online. Printable PDFs of the training are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Employee Public Health Training

Faculty Orientation and Reorientation

In addition, all new and returning faculty, both part-time and full-time, will undergo training prior to the start of classes that will provide guidance on social distancing protocols in classrooms/shops/studios.